Copyright Law

“Copyrights” are a great example of irony! Contrary to what the name suggests, it is the right to not be copied. It is the inherent protection that is enjoyed by certain types of creative works, against their reproduction by others. Copyright protection extends over written work (irrespective of its ‘literary’ merit – including, not only poetry and fiction, but even source code of software programs), artistic work (patterns, paintings, sketches, posters etc.), cinematographic works (audio visual content), sound recordings and musical compositions and dramatic works.

The only requirement to assert copyright protection is that the work should be tangible and not merely residing in the imagination of the creator. Copyright protection commences automatically from the time a work is created and its registration is not necessary (although it is beneficial as a proof of title).

Our firm provides a broad spectrum of services in the area of copyright laws. We have been consistently ranked among the top copyright law firms in India and represent media houses, fashion and design houses and independent designers, publishers, authors, artists, filmmakers, musicians and other performers, rights-owning organisations and copyright societies.

As copyright lawyers in India, we offer a comprehensive range of services designed to help protect your creative works and ensure that you receive the full benefits that flow from them.

Our team of experienced copyright attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of copyright law and can provide expert advice and guidance on a wide range of issues, including copyright registration, infringement, fair use, and licensing. We also specialize in drafting and negotiating contracts related to copyright, such as publishing agreements, licensing agreements, and work-for-hire agreements.

Whether you are an artist, author, musician, software developer, or other type of creative professional, we can help you protect your work and maximize your revenue potential. We understand that every situation is unique, so we take a personalized approach to each case, tailoring our services to meet the specific needs of our clients.

We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation and personalized attention. Our goal is to help you achieve your objectives and safeguard your intellectual property rights, so that you can focus on what you do best – creating and innovating.

Our services in the area of copyright law include:

  • Pre-filing opinions
  • Copyright infringement assessment
  • Institution of legal action against copyright infringement (For more details on Copyright Infringement Actions, please refer to the section titled IP Enforcement)
  • Defending copyright lawsuits
  • Broad spectrum copyright law advise
  • Copyright filing and registration services
  • Negotiation, drafting and reviewing of a wide variety of contracts, license and assignment agreements (For more details, please refer to the section titled Commercial and Contractual IP)
  • Monitoring of social media and the internet for potential infringement of our clients’ copyrights and initiation of take down measures (For more details on our online takedown vertical, please refer to the section titled IP Enforcement)
  • We vet manuscripts, film scripts and draft and review website content, privacy policies and website terms and conditions
  • We negotiate book contracts with agents and publishers worldwide
  • We advise fashion and design houses and independent designers on protecting the copyrights in their work (For more details, please refer to the section titled Fashion Law)
  • Our specialist team in the area of Art Law, will advice you on the laws that protect, regulate and facilitate the creation, use and marketing of art.